Plastic versus Poly?
Plastic outdoor furniture that many of us are familiar with at your local supermarket or home improvement store is light weight, is easily broken,
winds up in the water or blown across the yard and develops a chalky film on it after a couple of months in the hot sun.
Should not be confused with Trex which contains wood by products that stains, fades, rots, absorbs moisture and expands.
All furniture is made in the USA.
We specialize in 100% HDPE plastic furniture.
All of our products are made of High Density Polyethylene Plastic, which the color is all the way through with UV stabilizers to prevent fading.
Q. Do you have a physical location I can visit?
A. We do not have a storefront, but we are available to meet by appointment! Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Q. Do we ship?
A. We can ship but it is very expensive due to the fact our product doesn’t come unassembled.
Q. Your furniture made of what kind of material?
A. Our furniture is made of high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE). It will not absorb moisture, will not rot, splinter, crack or chalk. It is impervious to most corrosive substances including salt water, gasoline, hydrocarbon oils, paint, and stain.
Q. Why is your furniture heavier than most?
A. Our Amish vendors use a heavier density product than other companies plus they build the furniture out of 2 x 4’s, 2 x 6’s for structural integrity. Poly is then
extruded into their lumber and air is pumped into it to lessen the cost of the poly material. Many other companies construct their furniture legs out of 1 x 4’s.
This practice, not only, makes their furniture inferior, but, the buyer pays more for a product of lesser quality.
Q. What type of hardware is used?
A. All of the hardware except swing chains are made of #304 grade of stainless steel. Those chains are comprised of 100% zinc, but for an additional charge, these can be up-graded to stainless.
Q. Do I need to store furniture for the winter?
A. No, furniture is made to stay out all year long, withstanding all temperatures.
Q. Can I paint my furniture if I change my mind about the color?
A. No, paint, even paint made for plastic, will not adhere to our products.
Q. Do you sell the poly lumber?
Q. How do you clean the furniture?
A. Water and a mild detergent work best on most colors. White is usually the only color that has to be cleaned with a pressure washer to look its best.
Be sure to use a pressure washer no more than 1500psi. just like you would clean wooden furniture. Take care that the nozzle doesn’t get too close,
as it will roughen the material. Also, be aware that bleach can tarnish and corrode hardware. Goo Gone is another product that can be used.
Q. Does the furniture fade?
A. The poly contains UV-inhibitors that reduce fading. The manufacturers say that over years, like siding, there should be very minimal change in color.
Q. What is the weight of your chairs?
A. Weight varies depending on the chair. Poly is similar to hardwood averaging 30 to 50 pounds. Our suppliers purchase the heavier density so that you don’t have to worry about your furniture being blown away.
Q. I live on the water. Will the furniture float due to it being so heavy?
A. Yes, due to air being pumped into the poly it will float.
Q. Does your furniture contain wood?
A. No, unlike some composites this has no wood.
Q. Is the color just on the surface?
A. No, it is all the way through.
Q. Is assembly required?
A. No, all furniture comes assembled.
Q. How long will it take to get my order?
A. It can take up to 20-24 weeks. We make a trip to Pennsylvania every month to pickup our furniture from our Amish vendors, but keep in mind that your furniture is made to order; it is constructed by hand and not mass produced. I do try to stock the most popular items.
Q. How long has this product been around? I have just heard about it.
A. It has been around a lot longer than you think. In the1980’s the Federal government started making park benches out of poly because they were getting sued for splinters.
Q. If I add to my collection in the future, will the furniture match?
A. The suppliers try to maintain color consistency, but slight shade variations are possible.
Q. Will poly furniture get hot?
A. It will not absorb heat as much as wood or metal but will get warm.